There was once a time when the last week of August was when students in the 1980s and 1990s would’ve started a new school year. Even before that, school bells wouldn’t have rung until the day after Labor Day before the late 1970s. I lived for the better part of two years in a college […]
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If they go unwritten, it’s usually not too many more weeks, or even days, until somebody posts on the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page with a concern of people speeding somewhere. No matter if a motor vehicle was built with enough torque and aerodynamics to go fast or not; as long as the speedometer […]
Nothing packs out a board room like people with big problems. On Friday, a room full of regular citizens, Monroe County 911 dispatchers, first responders, MedStat representatives and county supervisors all heard the same statements with their own ears about what appears to be a big problem with emergency medical dispatching. People have stated several […]
Before the first great invention of fire, cavemen were surviving off of whatever form of substance they could find, according to a Georgia State University report released last year, which shot down the notion of the meat-, fish-, vegetable- and fruit-dependent “Paleo Diet.” By the time that man invented the wheel, agriculture practices were starting […]
Just before my time, back in the late 1970s, there was a TV show called “Welcome Back, Kotter” about a teacher who comes back to the Brooklyn, New York, school he graduated from to educate a group of slackers. I barely remember watching the reruns as a kid, but remember seeing a young John Travolta […]
The patty melt at the airport Holiday Inn was a little saltier than I prefer, but the glass of sweet tea was on point…no, make that perfect. I knew that night from the first sip, it’d be my last glass for eight days with an impending 6 a.m. flight to Houston and another to San […]
I returned Friday evening from a four-day trip to New York. I had a group of nine people who flew out in the morning of July 14 from Memphis. After changing planes at Reagan National in Washington, we landed at LaGuardia in New York about 3:30 p.m. After checking into our hotel, we headed to […]
The 2010 Deep- water Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Five years later, the legal claims against BP have made history, too, with the nation’s largest-ever environmental settlement. The news is a major milestone for Mississippi. For the past five years, Gulf Coast states and the […]
By Mary Kitchens, Mississippi’s Toughest Kids executive director. You have seen Katelyn’s smiling face in our Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation brochures and ads. Her parents, Donna and Levonne, are great supporters of the MTK Foundation, believing that Mississippi needs a camp facility for children like their precious Katelyn. This week Donna posted this message on […]
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- Tigers’ comeback over Okolona falls short August 27, 2015
- Bulldogs’ rally comes up just short August 27, 2015
- Bulldogs build up depth at quarterback August 27, 2015
- Gilmore Memorial to host fall health seminar series August 31, 2015
- Funds flock in with JWL’s reintroduction of old tradition August 31, 2015
- Two dead following Nettleton wreck August 30, 2015
- Celebrate National Catfish Month with some new catfish recipes August 30, 2015
- Lady Panthers successful in defending Monroe County tourney title August 29, 2015
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